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Oakley's newest ballistic sunglasses are covert, subdued

Det Cord was designed to meet the needs of military, law enforcement, and sport shooters; built for aggressive environments


Oakley, Inc. has recently unveiled their newest addition to the Standard Issue (SI) division’s ballistic eyewear the SI Ballistic Det Cord — and showed off the new glasses at 2015 SHOT Show, both on the range and the tradeshow floor.

Similar to the rest of Oakley’s SI collection, the Det Cord sunglasses meet the impact fragmentation requirements of MIL PRF32432 and ANSI Z87.1-2010.

The difference is that though they’re built for aggressive environments, they sport a covert, unassuming appearance.

Though they’re built for aggressive environments, they sport a covert, unassuming appearance. (Photo courtesy Oakley)
Though they’re built for aggressive environments, they sport a covert, unassuming appearance. (Photo courtesy Oakley)

Det Cord was designed to meet the needs of military, law enforcement, and sport shooters. Features include a rubberized Unobtanium nose piece for a secure fit, Prizm lenses, and comms-compatible ear stems. The frames are composed of Plutonite, Oakley’s optical-grade polycarbonate.   

Also included is a scratch-resistant outer coating and an inner coating that reduces fog.

Oakley’s Prizm lens technology delivers increased contrast, reduced eye fatigue and faster target acquisition in a shooting environment.  

Prizm lenses use formulated dye-compounding technology to enhance specific wavelengths of color while muting others so that targets are accentuated and background visuals like trees and dirt are subdued, in both bright and low-light conditions.

In order for the SI Ballistic Det Cord to meet the MIL PRF 32432 ballistic impact requirement, the glasses must be hit with a 0.15 caliber, 5.85 grain, T37 shaped projectile at approximately 640-660 feet per second, without the glasses’ lenses fracturing or any dislodged components. This test mimics the hazardous conditions the user might experience if exposed to ballistic fragmentation.

Det Cord sunglasses also block 100% of UVA/UVB and harmful blue light up to 400 nm wavelength. 

For more information visit OakleySI.com

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